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Publisher's Summary

Uber-goomba Steve Schirripa shows how being a goomba made him what he is today, offering lessons learned on his own journey from Bensonhurst to Vegas, and to his current gig as Bobby Bacala on one of TV's most popular shows. Along the way, he shares secrets that will help you get in touch with your own inner goomba. You'll learn what music to enjoy (Sinatra, yes; Snoop Dogg, no), what movies to watch (Raging Bull, yes; Titanic, never), which sports to follow (baseball is good; golf and tennis, fuhgeddaboudit), and even tips on goomba etiquette. Ever wonder how a real goomba gets the best seat in the house? (Hint: It involves tipping, jewelry, and intimidation.) Schirripa even includes goomba do's and don'ts (never, ever criticize a goomba's mother or her gravy; always wear more jewelry than you think you need).

With insider information on how to think goomba, speak goomba, cook and eat goomba, and even how to behave at goomba weddings and funerals, A Goomba's Guide to Life will show any wiseguy wannabe how to sing like a Soprano.

©2003 Noelani, Inc. and Charles Fleming; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, A Division Of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[It] absolutely killed me, stuffed my body in the trunk of a Monte Carlo, and then dumped me in the river." (Bill Maher)
"Finally, a Goomba guide for everyone that is one, knows one, or wants to be one. Steve Schirripa is a great storyteller with a touching and humorous story to tell." (James Gandolfini)

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Great Listen

This is well worth the effort. It is less than three hours long but that is plenty of time to enjoy the topic and the way Steve presents it. Well done and very funny.

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The story itself told by Steve was very comical but hard to follow at times

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Goomba Time


Wonderfully written and narrated book. I've known a few Italian's in my time and no one compares to what a true Gumba is except one in Philadelphia. Steven Schirripa is a great storyteller and yet he tells it like it is. Loved the book and it gave be a better insight to Italians. Both of his books were fabulous. Keeping them in my library for future referencing.